Monthly Archives: August 2011

Another military domestic violence case?

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that: A 32-year-old Ewa Beach man was arrested Friday for beating his wife over the course of several months, police said. The woman, 23, told police the man since January had subjected her to several episodes of assaults, at all hours, including choking her and injuring her with an undisclosed… Read more »

Report from the “Audacity of Hope” U.S. Boat to Gaza – Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright and Dr. Carol Murry

Speakers: Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright & Dr. Carol Murry OʻAHU Sunday, August 28, 2011 3:00 –  6:00pm Revolution Books Ann Wright and Carol Murry will focus on their experiences aboard “The Audacity of Hope”, which was prevented from sailing to Gaza by Greece, Israel and the U.S. Ann is also just returning from Jeju Island…… Read more »

All missile defense programs are part of the same system

Bruce Gagnon posted a link to this article about the U.S. missile defense program. As he points out, the article explains how all missile defense systems are “part of the same network of systems.”  The proposed South Korean naval base in Jeju island, where islanders are waging a fierce struggle to oppose the base, is… Read more »

URGENT: Police violence escalating against Jeju protesters

Activists and media persons on the ground in Jeju are reporting that the mayor Kang of Gangjeong village and several others have been arrested at the protest site against the proposed naval base.   Riot police have descended on the protest sites. A Facebook post  10:45pm HST: Gangjeong village Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun is being held inside… Read more »

The Tyrannical History of Military Tribunals for Civilians

Professor Greg Robinson writes in the History News Network that U.S. martial law in Hawaiʻi during WWII was a precedent for the military tribunals now being conducted since the Bush adminstration: Barack Obama was swept into office on a promise to close down the prison that the Bush administration created at Guantanamo in order to… Read more »

Kaneʻohe Marine kills self after hazing by fellow Marines

Marine Times reports: One Marine faces court-martial and another faces non-judicial punishment for allegedly hazing a lance corporal who killed himself in Afghanistan, according to a military investigation report obtained by Marine Corps Times. Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, killed himself with a two- or three-round burst from an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon early April… Read more »

Will Jeju become another ‘Pearl Harbor’?

There have been several articles about Jeju referencing the cost of militarization and war to Hawai’i and Ke Awalau o Pu’uloa (Pearl Harbor).  One letter to the editor published in the Jeju Weekly states: An American Jeju? Sunday, August 14, 2011, 03:15:11 To the editor, Jeju Island, fondly referred to as “Korea’s Hawaii,” has more… Read more »

Atomic Cover-Up: The Hidden Story Behind the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Last week, on the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the U.S., Amy Goodman interviewed Greg Mitchell about the dangerous U.S. psychological avoidance of the social, ecological and moral consequences of that act.  Mitchell co-authored “Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial,” with Robert Jay Lifton. It is an excellent history… Read more »

Marshall Islanders worried about hypersonic jet debris

Last week, the U.S. military “lost” one of its Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicles over the Pacific Ocean.   Radio Australia featured an interview with Giff Johnson, journalist in the Marshall Islands about the increased level of missile activity over the Pacific, the secrecy and threat of aborted launches to inhabited islands, and the contamination risk of… Read more »

Agent Orange buried on Okinawa, vet says

Months after U.S. veterans disclosed that they buried agent orange at Camp Carroll in Korea, more veterans have come forward admitting that they buried agent orange in Okinawa.  The Japan Times reports that despite U.S. denials of storing agent orange on Okinawa, a dozen veterans reported disposing of agent orange at nine U.S. military bases… Read more »